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Wallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Talk A MASTER BUILDER With Fran Lebowitz


A famous theatrical twosome in conversation with a fellow raconteur!

The memorable rapport between director Andre Gregory and actor Wallace Shawn is fascinatingly explored in the seminal two-character film MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, newly available on popular film label Criterion Collection along with two other standout releases of play adaptations, A MASTER BUILDER and VANYA ON 42ND ST., and a new video of the pair discussing the films with legendary author and essayist Fran Lebowitz is now available to view.

The official description of ANDRE GREGORY & WALLACE SHAWN: 3 FILMS is as follows: "When Andre? Gregory and Wallace Shawn-theater directors, writers, actors, and longtime friends-sat down for a stimulating meal in 1981's My Dinner with Andre?, they not only ended up with one of cinema's unlikeliest iconic scenarios but launched a film collaboration that would continue to pay creative dividends for decades. The subsequent projects they made together for the screen-1994's Vanya on 42nd Street, a passionate read-through of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, and 2014's striking Henrik Ibsen interpretation A Master Builder-are penetrating works that exist on the boundary between theater and film, and that both emerged out of many years of rehearsals with loyal troupes of actors. Gregory and Shawn's unique contributions to the cinematic landscape are shape-shifting, challenging, and entertaining works about the process of creation."

More information on ANDRE GREGORY & WALLACE SHAWN: 3 FILMS is available at the official site here.

View the new video of Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory in conversation with Fran Lebowitz below.

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